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September 20, 2012

Library Corner: Statistics of summer reading


“Henry Goes Skating”

is for beginning readers, authored by B. B. Bourne. The ground is snow covered when Henry wakes up and he can’t wait to spend the day outdoors building a snowman and ice skating. He sees all kinds of winter activity and kids will want to hurry winter along so they can do many of the same things.


“The Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook”

contains recipes from France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, the Middle East and north African countries. Slow cooking brings out the flavor in so many dishes, and these recipes provide a multitude of flavors. Basics from your pantry along with others from the market can cook all day and at dinner time you’ll have a savory meal. Meat and vegetarian options are included.

Helen is a recovering alcoholic and has to face the consequences for murder. She has killed someone, but has literally gotten away with murder. She wants to come clean in

“The Ninth Step,”

a novel by Grant Jenkins. She thought she’d start by meeting the husband of the deceased woman, but their meeting starts with a lie. As they become involved, it gets harder to tell him the truth. There comes a day when she receives an anonymous note asking if he knows she’s killed his wife. This puts Helen into a panic and the reader wonders just what she’ll do, now that someone else knows her secret.



If you have any 2012 copies of the magazine Scientific American that you would be willing to donate to the library, we would be glad to have them. They can be dropped off at the front desk.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at

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